Hazel Gap Testimonials

We walked into Hazel Gap Barn and immediately knew the search was over for our wedding venue. Hazel Gap Barn has character in abundance allowing personalisation of every detail, and the layout is perfect. The staff at Hazel Gap are phenomenal, the way in which we have been looked after throughout the process has been a real pleasure and added immensely to the day itself. Our wedding was a perfect day, which went so smoothly, I am sure in large part down to Beth, who coordinated everything throughout the day with consummate professionalism. The fact that everything went so smoothly allowed us to simply enjoy the experience with our friends and family, who had travelled from far and wide. Whilst my wife and I already knew this, having attended a feast night, all our guests were glowing in their comments about the food and the venue. Nothing was too much trouble on the day for the staff at Hazel Gap, and our guests really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere created, this truly does deliver the full package. Neither of us would have any hesitation in recommending Hazel Gap Barn, its perfect. 

— Bea & Dan, July 2019

Our wedding day was four weeks ago and we had the most amazing day. The staff were brilliant all of the way though from booking to the actual day. The day ran absolutely seamlessly and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. We were complemented so many times on our choice of venue.

— Yasmin & Luke, July 2019

The venue is incredible, and the staff are just as good. From the moment we booked to the last song of the night, the team at Hazel Gap have been immense. It was the best day of my life spent in a truly special surroundings.

— Jo & Daniel, May 2019

The best day of our lives! From the moment we went to view the venue and even after our wedding day the staff couldn’t have done anymore for us. They are so professional and organised that it made planning our big day so easy and enjoyable. I love the online system that they have where you can communicate with staff as well as access everything to keep up to date with payments etc.

The venue itself is absolutely stunning and all our guests were in awe. We had sunshine, rain and even a thunder storm on our wedding day but it didn’t spoil it in any way! It was so cosy with all the lighting and lots of different areas for people to go inside and when people managed to get out in the sunshine the grounds were immaculate!

The food was out of this world. Our guests commented on how lovely the food was and there was plenty of it! They also catered for different dietary needs which was done seamlessly.

I’m so happy we chose Hazel Gap Barn, it’s a stunning venue and I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a special venue to get married.

— Emma & Darren, May 2019

Magical! We couldn't have wished for a better venue. This place is just so beautiful, inside and out. All of our guests were blown away by its natural beauty. Thank you to all staff for your amazing service. Friendly, helpful and efficient. 
Our day was just perfect!!

— Fay & Stacey, March 2019

We would just like to send our thanks to all of the team at Hazel Gap Barn for helping our day run so smoothly. We can honestly say that from our first inquiry for a viewing at Hazel Gap to the correspondence after our wedding, the team were amazing. Every query (no matter how small and silly) was replied to within the day, and the staff couldn't do enough to help. Everything was perfect from start to finish, such an amazing venue enhanced by all of its members of staff.

— Lianne & Mark, March 2019

Just Wow! There are no words to describe how amazing this venue is. The staff went above an beyond to make sure that we had the most perfect day. The location,  the service, the food and drink, everything was incredible.

Planning our wedding from New Zealand was very easy and stress free, thanks to the venue's online client portal. With the 13 hour time difference we would simply leave a message with our questions and query, and we would always have an answer by the next day. It was a great way to keep track and we were always confident that everything was under control. The staff were extremely professional, helpful and patient and we had a couple of Skype sessions to go over extra details.

Our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the venue and barn was and that it was the "best wedding food they'd ever had". We had the mixed grill which was delicious and nobody went away hungry.

We cannot recommend Hazel Gap Barn enough. Thank you.

— Heidi and Sam, February 2019

When we came across Hazel Gap Barn, my (now!) hubby & I knew it ticked all the right boxes for us. From start to finish the team were amazing - always on top of their communication, always helpful and nothing was too much trouble. On the day of our wedding, Emily and Penny our managers, were incredibly well organised and kept us abreast of what was happening at all times. We felt in such good hands - they were so kind and looked genuinely happy to be looking after us. We've since had SO many compliments from our guests on the food (especially!), the venue itself, the service - just about everything really! It was simply wonderful and wish we could do it all over again. We'd recommend Hazel Gap Barn in a heartbeat, especially if you're looking for a venue that will offer you charm, class and exceptional standards. Thank you again to the whole team, you made our wedding what it was.

— Miriam & Russell, November 2018

“The planning process could not have been made any easier. Everything is arranged via an online planner so it’s easy to keep track of things like costings and menu planning. There is also links to useful suppliers such as photographers, cake makers and local hotels etc. that is invaluable when you don’t live in the area. 

On the day of our wedding we were blessed to have Emily as the day manager and Alix as the evening manager who ensured that everything went without a single hitch. The day was faultless and that’s down to the excellent management of the managers on the day along with the rest of the team. The timings were on point from sitting down to our wedding breakfast to cutting our cake and having our first dance. Even when we were having our photographs in the beautiful grounds we were being looked after with staff making sure we had something to eat and drink. 

Every single person involved in our wedding party was full of compliments about this amazing venue. Some of our guests have said it’s the best food they have ever had at a wedding and we couldn’t agree more. The handmade stone baked pizzas in the evening were also a huge hit. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the staff at Hazel Gap Barn for making our wedding so perfect. This really is a stunning wedding venue.

— Aimee & Ian, November 2018

When we booked with Hazel Gap the Barn wasn’t yet finished but we could see how amazing it was going to be and we weren’t disappointed. The venue is stunning, the ceremony room has so much natural character and atmosphere. The bar is gorgeous and the window into the kitchen had all our guests drooling when they saw the chicken on the spit roast. The court yard is perfect for mingling after the ceremony and to take pictures. When planning a wedding, everyone says that if your food is good, the drink is flowing and the music is on point you know you’re guests will be happy. Well the food was the best I’ve had and our guests couldn’t get enough of it. A few didn’t want to see any of the scrumptious roast potatoes go to waste so polished them off and had to have a time out afterwards to compose themselves! The wine selection was divine and I even braved drinking red wine with my dress because it was so good. Finally the staff, which make Hazel Gap Barn so incredible. Beth was there with us from the start and was truly professional, composed, knowledgeable and calming throughout the entire process. Alix helped answer our many queries via the notes system and put us at ease. Debbie helped clean red wine out of my grooms suit that I may have accidentally spilt down him after the first course! Penny helped us know what was going on in the evening. All of the staff at Hazel Gap were amazing and we cannot thank them all enough for making our day feel so special. They really do have organising and planning a wedding down to a fine art.

— Lucy & Tom, October 2018

“We are over the moon with this beautiful venue, the barn and all of the staff made our wedding day just perfect. It was all so well organised, and our guests were also amazed by how gorgeous it all was. The food was incredible and really special. We couldn’t recommend this place more if we tried! Thank you so much to all involved.

— Sophie & Nick, September 2018

“We had the most incredible day with everything we could have wished for and more. Not only is it a superb and beautiful venue, but the staff at Hazel Gap are fantastic. We did all of our planning with Beth who made the process enjoyable and easy, Beth showed us the venue whilst it was still being built to viewing the finished product. Our Wedding Day finally arrived and we met with our day manager Emily. From the second we met that morning, she was an absolute diamond. Nothing was too much trouble and she was very calm and professional. She even took the time to settle one of the brides and the mother of the other bride! She guided us throughout the entire day which was seamless and perfect. A big thank you to Emily for our day. Also thank you to all the other staff on that day who were all smiley and friendly. The food at Hazel Gap was amazing, we opted for the Goats cheese and beetroot salad starter, the mixed grill from the BBQ with roast potatoes and veg and then Creme Brûlée for dessert. Our guests were blown away with the quality of the food and the amount provided, as were we. So compliments to the chef. All in all, we had the most spectacular day and this is all thanks to Hazel Gap Barn. Anyone getting married would be crazy to look elsewhere.

— Clare & Steph, August 2018

“I don’t even know where to begin ... if you’re considering having your wedding here, then you would be crazy if you decided not to! It’s the most beautiful venue I’ve ever seen. Our day was absolutely perfect and a major part of that was due the most stunning venue. Everyone was in awe of the venue and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. The staff we amazing, the food was incredible and everyone loved it, It’s the most romantic, intimate and stylish venue I could have ever possibly hoped to get married in. As soon as me and my now husband saw this venue we knew it was the one. Nothing is too much trouble for the venue and the day ran so smoothly that we were able to smile and laugh all day with no worries whatsoever. I can’t even describe how thankful I am for the beautiful place and beautiful staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

— Emily & Joshua, July 2018

“Every little thing about this place is simply perfect! The venue has been lovingly restored and gives the most beautiful setting, the food outstrips most restaurants never mind other wedding venues, the staff and particularly our planners Beth and Emily were amazing and nothing was too much effort. We had the greatest and most perfect day, wish we could do it again!

— Heather & Russ, July 2018

“Everyone at Hazel Gap is incredibly lovely and despite our numerous questions, changes, further questions, and further changes, they remained patient and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help us. Seeing how in control of the day they were and knowing that the organisation was in safe hands, we were really able to just enjoy our wedding without any worries. 

The barn itself is absolutely gorgeous. From the moment we stepped in we were both mind blown. We expected it to look good, but it definitely exceeded our expectations. The food was phenomenal too and still to this day we get complimented on how tasty it all was - the chocolate brownies particularly! 

The whole day was just completely magical, and we’d like to thank each and every member of the team at Hazel Gap for everything they did. We honestly can’t thank you enough.

— Jas & Dan, July 2018

“The first time my husband & I went to view Hazel Gap, it was just foundations in the ground. We fell in love and saw the potential that it was going to be something magical. Watching it develop has been so exciting and it was a dream to get married there last Saturday. It exceeded every expectation we had. The venue really is beautiful, the layout makes it feel like there is so much space but then all your guests are still close to you. The food was incredible, we went for the mixed grill which was cooked on the bbq. We had so many people comment on this how cool it was. We also went to a feast night which really was a feast, and we got to to try lots of the food, all of which was divine. The staff are so attentive and friendly, they helped the day to run smoothly and we can’t thank them enough. We had the best day of our lives and if we had to pick a venue again we know we would pick Hazel Gap everytime.

— Liv & Alistair, July 2018

“Adam and I just wanted to send a little note to say thank you to Beth, Emily, Dan and all the team at Hazel Gap for making our wedding so amazing and everything we ever dreamed of. The day was fantastic from start to finish and the barn looked absolutely stunning. The food was fantastic and all the guests have been even extremely complimentary especially about the pizzas in the evening. We wish we could do it all over again, the venue is perfect!

— Hannah & Adam, June 2018

“We had the most amazing day. The barn looked beautiful and you guys were absolutely amazing, nothing was ever too much trouble and everyone was really complimentary about you all. 

We are so glad we chose Hazel Gap, you’ve been great since the day we first viewed the barn, when it was still under construction! 

We can’t believe it’s all over but we can honestly say that it was the best day of our lives, made even better by you and the rest of the team. 

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us.

— Beth & Oliver, May 2108

“Everything about this venue is honestly amazing, it’s so beautiful. The staff- what can I say, everyone was amazing. All the contact with Beth, Alix and Lewis beforehand was amazing and they were so responsive to every question I had no matter how ridiculous my question was! On the day the staff were incredible, everything went so well. All our guests commented on how lovely all the staff were. The food was absolutely delicious, again all the guests commented on how delicious it was and how much there was. Some little touches that were really nice were after we got married we went into the bridal room at the back and were greeted with a drink and a selection of canapés and we were left together for a bit to have some time on our own, this was really lovely! We didn’t have very good weather on the day (typical England) but it really doesn’t matter at this venue, it was still beautiful being inside, there are also some sheltered spots outside to get some good photos. Thank you to everyone at Hazel Gap Barn. We wish we could do it all over again, you gave us the best day of our lives.

— Olivia & James, May 2018

“From the moment that we walked into Hazel Gap Barn, we knew that we’d found the place that we wanted to get married. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. From the rustic, candlelit barn to the Mediterranean style courtyard every aspect of the building has been well-thought out to really give the wow factor. Our wedding planning process was totally seamless and our planning meeting with Beth was both personal and thorough. Beth and Alix responded very quickly to any questions that we had and this put us at ease knowing that the details of our wedding were in safe hands. We got married last Friday and it really was the most magical day from start to finish. All of our guests commented on the beautiful venue and delicious food, especially the apple and blackberry crumble which was the best anybody had ever tasted. Thank you all for helping our wedding dream come true!

— Rebecca & Duncan, April 2018

Hazel Gap is just breath taking. The venue is absolutely stunning. The staff, food and ambience were wonderful and everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was. Nothing was too much trouble for members of the Hazel Gap team. They go above and beyond their call of duty too to make you feel welcome and let you know you’re in exceptionally safe hands. Hazel Gap has, most certainly, perfected the art of weddings. A truly fantastic, professional and friendly venue. Thank you so much for everything you did for Geraint and I.

— Kerry & Geraint, April 2018

“We chose Hazel Gap before the renovations had been completed, and are so glad we did.
Not only is the venue the most beautiful setting, the food was incredible (and that was a key thing for us!) So many guests said it was the best food they’d ever had, and also the most food they’d had at a wedding (no one went hungry!) A massive thank you to the chefs and thank you as well for entertaining the kids with your pizza making skills! 
All the staff were truly amazing. They all went above and beyond for us and our guests and nothing was too much trouble.

— Hannah & Kev, April 2018

“We didn’t have to worry about anything on the day, thanks to the wonderful team at Hazel Gap. We’ve had loads of compliments from our guests about the food and the staff, it was truly first class. In the run up to the wedding Beth and Alix were super helpful, answering any questions we had and making last minute changes incredibly quickly. Thank you to the Hazel Gap team for giving us a wonderful day!

— Nicola & Matt, April 2018

“Amazing from start to finish. This fantastic venue speaks for itself but what really adds to it is the staff. The food was the best our guests had ever eaten and the day was run with great attentiveness, nothing was too much trouble meaning we could really relax and enjoy every minute, a huge thank you to everybody at Hazel Gap.

— Michala & James, April 2018

“We got married here on 23rd March 2018. There are no words to describe how amazing the whole day was and apart from the fact we were surrounded by friends and family, the venue and staff made our day so amazing. When people come up to you and say that your wedding venue and food is better than their own you know that you have chosen right. Beth and Alix are amazing at taking you through every step and the chef Mike is an absolute wonder. The bar staff and waiters couldn’t do enough and the service was swift and efficient! Thank you to you all at Hazel Gap Barn.

— Amy & Kay, March 2018

“Everything was what we had hoped for and more, from the food, to the bar staff, to the organisation running up to the day. I can’t thank Beth and Charlie enough for ensuring the day and night ran smoothly. All our guests said the food was the best they’d ever tasted and the venue was like a fairytale. Thank you Hazel Gap for giving us a truly amazing wedding.

— Holly & Richard, March 2018

“I am writing on behalf of my daughter, son-in-law and family to say a huge thank you for the thoughtful service and professionalism given to all family and guests on their wedding day - Saturday, 27th January at Hazel Gap Barn. I have received so many compliments (still getting them) that I wanted to make sure you knew.

The day went very smoothly and expertly and the organization on the day was superbly carried out. We have had nothing but compliments on the amazing service and food from all the guests. Your friendly staff looked after us extremely well and were always one step ahead of us.

A special mention must go to Carlos who is an exceptional, hardworking individual and gave us all excellent service. He was a model of professional efficiency combined with his cheerful, outgoing personality and he did much to further enhance our time at the Barn. 

Everyone was blown away by the splendour of the building and the spectacular rooms we had at our disposal. I just kept saying ‘Wow’ especially when I saw the dining room all set up. Oh, and have I already mentioned the food! It was beyond superb!

All in all it was the most magnificent and wonderful day we could have hoped for. We have had so many people come back and say how much they enjoyed the celebration and just what a real gem Hazel Gap Barn is (glad we discovered it first!).
Thank you. Everything was perfection!

— Michele (Mother of the Bride), January 2018

“It was the perfect day. Everything from the organisation, to the food, and the friendly staff was absolutely perfect. Before the day the staff answer any questions you have through the Cripps online portal, which is incredibly handy as everything is there and nothing gets lost in translation. You can see everything that you’re spending money on and the staff can’t help enough. 
On the big day Beth was so helpful. She talked to my husband & I prior to the ceremony. She got me into the bridal room and helped to organise everyone walking down the aisle. She was waiting with drinks for us after the ceremony and just helped everything run smoothly.
The venue itself is just incredible. Everywhere is picture perfect; the bar is very reasonably priced; the courtyard is perfect for everyone to gather and the back is amazing for photos with all the trees behind the venue. You feel truly like it’s just your place. The best part of the day was the food! Everyone said it’s the best wedding meal they have ever had - we had the mixed grill & I couldn’t recommend it enough! We also had the cheese buffet for the evening and all the guests loved it.

— Helen & John, November 2017

“We had an incredible day at the venue, which looked stunning, and the organisation and helpfulness of the staff meant that the day ran so smoothly. We didn’t have to worry about anything and could just enjoy our day with the comfort that everything was in great hands. All the guests commented on how beautiful the venue looked, and how incredibly tasty the food was. There were so many food options to choose from - we chose the BBQ’d mixed grill for our main course and it was delicious. Prior to the wedding itself, the communication from Beth and the team at the venue was superb and everything was really easy to plan, even though we are living in Canada. I would definitely recommend Hazel Gap Barn to anyone who may be interested - you will love it! We couldn’t have been happier at how our wedding day went, and Hazel Gap played a big part in that.

— Claire & David, October 2017

“From the moment we went to see Hazel Gap, we knew it was the place for us (even though it was still a building site then!). Beth made us feel completely at ease, and had everything under control from the moment we booked. Once booked, everything was so easy and straight forward to organise, and nothing was too much trouble for Beth and the team. The barn itself is stunning, with beams, candles and fairy lights everywhere which made for a truly beautiful setting. The grounds and building make for stunning photos and the food was fantastic (especially the steak!). So many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to and best wedding food they had ever had (some even said the steak was the best they’d had full-stop). All the staff on the day were so friendly and helpful, and Beth, Carlos and Charlie took care of everything so it all went smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We can’t fault anything about Hazel Gap, you definitely won’t be disappointed if you have your wedding there.

— Jen & Lyle- Jul 2017

“WOW! Just Wow! The most beautiful venue. Perfect service and food, portion sizes are the best I’ve had at a wedding.

— Jun 2017

“Unbelievable service from these guys we had an amazing day. Awesome venue, awesome food and great organisation from Beth and Carlos on the day. Loved every minute at this place, would highly recommend as a wedding venue. First class - I can’t think how it could be better.

— Jun 2017

“An absolutely stunning place. Excellent service from Beth, Carlos and all the staff there. We had an amazing day.

— Jun 2017

“HAZEL GAP BARN WOW....My daughter married her beau on May 25th, 2017 the ceremony taking place within the walls of the barn. I walked down the aisle of the barn not knowing whether to look left or right, like a rabbit with eyes trapped by headlights! Delightful environment. After the Wedding Certificates were completed, we moved through to the bar and Oak Room. I think that I could write a small book about this particular day and venue. Concluding, the Hazel Gap Barn, is in my opinion a venue fit for many types of event. Together with the very attentive staff; those gathered enjoyed excellent food, wine along with a selection of draught and other drinks. The outside courtyard provides a beautiful setting whether by day or evening. For anyone placing their event here, be that for corporate or family occasion will not be disappointed. The weather could not have been better; I suggest most events can be designed in such a way, so they would not be compromised by the inclement British weather.

— May 2017

“We were married here on 28 May 2017. The communication in the run up was great, the ease of customising the event was great and the flexibility was appreciated. On the big day itself, the venue staff were delightful (particular thanks to Beth and Carlos). The venue itself was everything we ever wanted it to be and the food was absolutely out-of-this-world (chicken tarragon terrine, steak, treacle sponge and custard). Running out of positive adjectives, but suffice to say we are immensely grateful and are confident this will go on to be an exceptionally successful venture for Cripps.

— May 2017

“When we viewed Hazel Gap it was still an empty derelict barn, we viewed the concept art and saw pictures of the other converted barns Cripps has worked on in the past. It was a gamble as we’d be the 3rd wedding in and our date was only a few weeks after the completion date, but it was 100% worth the risk.The venue is stunning. A lot of care and attention to detail went into the planning and building, and it shows. Every single guest of ours complemented the venue and we’re still talking about it nearly a month later.The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and they really made sure our day ran smoothly and we both just enjoyed the whole day without any worries.Food was amazing, I loved the courtyard with the fire pits, it all helped to create a very relaxed atmosphere which is the main feedback we’ve had from our guests.Thanks Hazel Gap, I’m sure we’ll be back as guests as we know a lot of our friends are considering you for their wedding venue also, can’t wait!

— May 2017

“An exceptional venue, incredible food, great planning and coordination and staff to make your day run smoothly.

— May 2017

“We cannot rate Hazel Gap Barn highly enough. We were unsure about booking initially as when we first looked round it was still a derelict shell of a building. We’re are so glad we went with our gut, the venue is absolutely stunning, it definitely has the wow factor! The staff both in the lead up to the day, and on the day were superb. We cannot thank them enough for all their hardwork, they were very professional and friendly, and willing to go above and beyond to ensure that everyone was looked after. In particular, Beth and Charlie who were the managers during the day, did a fantastic job of keeping everything on track. The food was brilliant, we went with the mixed grill BBQ option and pizzas for the evening. Everyone commented on how good the food was, it was presented beautifully and tasted fantastic. Thanks so much to Hazel Gap for helping to make our special day absolutely perfect!

— May 2017

“We had a great day - thanks. Everything went swimmingly. The team were excellent - please pass on our thanks to them. We got lots of comments saying they were very nice.

— May 2017

“Thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday, and in the months leading up to it. We had an absolutely amazing day. The venue is fantastic and the staff were brilliant, very professional and they went above and beyond to make sure that the day went smoothly and everyone was well looked after. We cannot praise you all enough.

— May 2017

“We had an absolutely amazing day and would like to thank Beth, Carlos, Will and all the staff -you were all great.

— Apr 2017

“Thank you to the team for making our day so perfect. All the staff were fantastic, the venue looked amazing and we are so happy that the day went just as we wanted.

— Apr 2017

“We had an amazing time, the whole day was perfect! We must say, we both felt that you, Beth, and Carlos really made the afternoon and evening run perfectly. Thanks for everything you did.

— Apr 2017

“Thanks for such a lovely day! It was awesome and everyone said how great the venue and food was.

— Apr 2017